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Cubs place RHP Darvish on DL with right triceps tendinitis

May. 27, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Just when it looked as though Yu Darvish might be rounding back into form, the Cubs right-hander suffered another setback. Chicago manager Joe Maddon hopes it won't be a major one. The Cubs placed Darvish on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right triceps tendinitis, continuing his...

Crawford helps Giants beat Cubs 5-4

May. 27, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Crawford is working on a strong finish to a terrific May. In the field, and at the plate. Crawford hit a two-run homer, Brandon Belt drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Saturday night to stop a three-game slide. Crawford went 2 for 3 to improve...

Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

May. 26, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Edwardsville police announced on Facebook that a 34-year-old man was apprehended on Saturday. Additional...

Purdue beats Illinois 11-5, earns shot at Big 10 title

May. 26, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nick Dalesandro had a pair of hits and scored three runs, and Purdue rallied from three runs down to roll past Illinois 11-5 and advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game. Harry Shipley also had two hits and three runs for the second-seeded Boilermakers (37-18), who will face...

Cubs call up C Chris Gimenez, send Victor Caratini to minors

May. 26, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned catcher Victor Caratini to the farm club. To make room for Gimenez on their roster, the Cubs designated infielder Efren Navarro for assignment. Gimenez joined the Cubs on Saturday before...

Air quality warnings posted for balance of holiday weekend

May. 26, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois says hot weather could make the air unhealthy for the rest of the holiday weekend. An air pollution alert has been extended to Sunday and Monday. Air quality in Chicago and surrounding counties has reached the orange category, which means it's unhealthy for certain...

Chicago photographer's project shows disparities in the city

May. 26, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago artist has created a project to show disparities among residents while bringing them together for conversation. Tonika Johnson's "Folded Map" multimedia exhibit features residents from opposite sides of the city and examines economic, racial and other types of segregation, the...

Chicago-area man facing drug charges captured in Mexico

May. 26, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who fled to Mexico two years ago before he was charged with federal drug crimes has been captured and returned to the United States. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Rolando Estrada of Elmwood Park is suspected of importing a fentanyl analogue from China. He's...

Illinois school apologizes after backlash over yearbook

May. 26, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

OSWEGO, Ill. (AP) — A high school principal in northern Illinois has apologized for a yearbook headline that says, "No one ugly allowed." The phrase is above a picture of the Oswego High School cheerleading team. The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that a cheerleader quoted in the yearbook article says it's...

Illinois beats Indiana 5-4 in B10 on Troike's big hit in 9th

May. 26, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jack Yalowitz scored from second base on Ben Troike's deep drive to center field in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Illinois posted a 5-4 walk-off win over Indiana in a Big Ten Tournament elimination game Friday night. Yalowitz singled leading off against Matt Lloyd (4-2), moved over...